And quiet flows the Don, Deel 1
A.A. Knopf, 1 jan. 1934 - 755 pagina's
This story of a group of Cossacks living along the Don river--a primitive, virile, and unbelievably brutal people--centers about Gregor Melekhov, a young Cossack with Turkish blood in his veins. His home life, his unhappy marriage and impassioned love affair, and his military adventures and experiences in the Revolution are told with frank naturalism, from a Bolshevik point of view. Host of other characters crowd the pages of a powerful novel of war and revolution.
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The cossacks sat on their saddles around the fire, drying the smelly rags wound
round their legs. Bodovskov was warming his bare feet at the fire, a contented
smile lurking on his Kalmik, angular face. Griaznov was hurriedly sewing his
After a moment the Whites opened a measured fire, and the bullets sped over
them, tearing invisible holes in the misty canvas of the sky. The belt rattled like a
kettle-drum as it ran through the machine-gun. The shells fired by the Black Sea ...
He poured water over her chest. It brimmed the hollows beneath her collar-bones
, but dried away in a moment. She was aflame with a mortal fire. She struggled
and tore herself out of his hands. " It's hot. . . . Fire. . . ! " Her strength forsook her, ...
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Gregor Melekov and his brother Piotra are cossack farmers on the Don River in the village of Tatarsk when WW1 breaks out and young men are sent to war. Civil war follows which sees many cossacks ... Volledige review lezen
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"He had no cap, nor had he the upper part of his cranium, for it had been cut clean away by a shard of shrapnel. In the empty brain-pan, framed by damp strains of hair, glimmered rose-coloured rain ... Volledige review lezen